The loss for both periods was also impacted by provision for loan losses recorded for the company's USD18.1m investment in the daily overnight repurchase agreement
with First Farmers Financial Llc during the three months and the year ended December 31, 2014, of USD1.6m and USD10m, respectively.
This loss was primarily due to an USD 8.5m impairment allowance on its USD 18.1m investment in a daily overnight repurchase agreement
with First Farmers Financial LLC, the firm said.
Only rarely would a human become involved in an overnight repurchase agreement
. The governmental entity's primary checking account is typically set up to have a threshold or target balance, and anything left over is swept into a repurchase agreement.
If interest were allowed on required reserve balances, the Federal Reserve would likely pay a rate close to the rate available on an overnight repurchase agreement
. Higher yields are, of course, available on investments of greater risk and longer maturities.
"No overnight repurchase agreement
(repo) were held Wednesday at the bank," CBJ added.
No overnight repurchase agreements
(repo) were held with CBJ on 01/11/2016, said the bank.
Another tool would have a similar impact but apply more broadly, using overnight repurchase agreements
that would let money market funds and other institutions as well as banks essentially make short-term deposits at the Fed.
Shaw Group, said that the Fed should use the interest rate at which it will offer overnight repurchase agreements
as its "policy instrument" and that that rate should be the same as that paid banks on reserves.
The CBJ kept the interest rates unchanged on other monetary tools, the rediscount rate and overnight repurchase agreements
The New York Federal Reserve Bank added $50 billion in liquidity to money markets through overnight repurchase agreements
, known as repos.
While the relation between money definition M1 (currency + traveler's checks + demand deposits + other checkable accounts) and the rate of growth of nominal output has deteriorated in recent years, the authors think that M2 (M1 + overnight repurchase agreements
+ overnight Eurodollar accounts + money market funds + money market deposit accounts + savings deposits + small time deposits), still tracks the economy fairly well.